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Baylor University is a private Baptist affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. The university was established in the year 1845. BU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also a member of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools. The University is known for its programs in music, business, law, theology and science. It offers bachelor's, master's, doctorate and professional degrees through its eleven degree-granting academic units. Two of the academic units are designated as colleges while the other eight are designated as schools. The men's sports teams of Baylor are nicknamed 'The Bears' and the women's teams are nicknamed 'The Lady Bears. ' Baylor athletics compete in the NCAA's Division I.

Profile of Baylor UniversityWaco, TX is home to Baylor. Waco is a medium-sized city. Students select the school partly because it is a Baptist school. Baylor is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Baylor is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in media.

Baylor Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 44% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 550. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560 and 660.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Baylor is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 14, 174 enrolled students .

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Baylor. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Baylor offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big Twelve Conference. Baylor Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management577business management, accounting, marketing, finance, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, fashion merchandising, human resources, . . .
Liberal Arts334political science, English, history, international relations, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, English composition, Spanish language, . . .
Therapy and Counselling284psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy, educational psychology, clinical psychology
Science249biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, bioinformatics, physics, biomedical sciences, geological and earth sciences, . . .
Media234journalism, communication studies, radio and television, digital communications
Education and Teaching232early childhood education, health teaching, music teaching, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, computer teaching, math teaching, English teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine138registered nursing, nurse practitioner, neonatal nursing, nursing administration
Religion and Philosophy129ministry, religion, theological and ministerial studies, philosophy, religious music, philosophy and religious studies
Family and Social Work118social work, family studies, family and consumer science, human nutrition, public administration
Security and Law Enforcement68forensic science
Engineering63electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, biomedical engineering, archeology
Medicine59medical preparatory, neuroscience, pre-dentistry, pre-med
Fine Arts52fine arts, art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Medical administration41health care administration
Music38music performance, music history and theory, piano, music theory and composition, music pedagogy, conducting, music
Drama and Performing Arts33acting, theatre design, directing, drama
Design28interior design, fashion design
Mathematics26mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering24computer science
Real Estate and Construction Management15real estate
Transportation8commercial pilot and flight crew
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Medical Support and Technology3clinical lab tech
Architecture and Planning1architecture
Contact: BaylorBaylor University

500 Speight Ave.

Waco, TX 76798

General Phone: (254) 710-1011


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